This week I've been back on track and
I have finally tackled those four minutes of running.
I'm not going to lie, it has been hard on me.
Luckily fitness improves fast and I am finding it easier
every time I step on the tread mill.
So here's what I've been doing this week:
Warm up: 5 minute brisk walk
Minutes 1 and 2: run
Minutes 3 and 4: walk
Minutes 5 and 6: run
Minutes 7 and 8: walk
Minutes 9, 10, 11 and 12: run (hard four minutes!)
Minutes 13, 14 and 15: walk
Minutes 16, 17 and 18: run
Minutes 19, 20 and 21: walk
Minutes 22, 23 and 24: run
Cool down: 5 minute brisk walk
This week I will be continuing this and adding another 4 minutes of
running, slowly building up until I am ready to run for FIVE minutes.
So apart from running I've also been eating more healthy.
Later on I'm going grocery shopping.
I usually sit down and make a weekly menu plan first.
That way I can see exactly what I need to buy. I also check my
cupboards and fridge/freezer to see what we still have so I don't overbuy.
Here's this weeks menu.
I do add loads of snacks as the days go by,
but usually they are quite healthy snacks such as
fruits, yogurts or rice crackers.
You may also notice that I eat the same breakfast every day.
I just find the porridge (Oat so Simple with sultanas, raisins,
cranberry and apple) very tasty and filling. I usually have this with
a coffee and have my grapefruit later on in the morning...it makes for a
delicious mid morning snack.
On the other side I write down my shopping list
I like to categorise my items by aisle, it just makes it so much more
easier to shop and I don't find myself running back and forth between the
aisles and getting distracted by other items.
It also makes shopping a lot quicker.
I NEVER go shopping on an empty stomach.
I did once and bought a whole load of stuff I did not need.
Mainly freshly baked pastries...so hard to resist the smell
of chocolate croissants when hungry.
Have a healthy happy week my friends